I'm considering double majoring in econ/math or finance/math as I've been told that an econ or business major is considered too light on quant to be hired by a hedge fund.

I'm not the best at math but have put in a ton of time trying to improve in calculus in order to improve my critical thinking ability and to prove to myself that I can successfully pass difficult classes/challenges.
In order to major in math I'll at least have to take calc II, calc III/IV, linear algebra, differential equations, complex analysis, geometry or topology and a couple stats classes (such as calc based probability).
I was hoping that I could be spared some tips in regards to doing well in Differential/Integral calculus and other math courses (seeing how common econ/math majors are at targets and lacs) as I'd like to at least maintain a 3.7 GPA going forward.

Thanks in advance.

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Practice till you can't think straight no more. Calculus is super easy, as long as you practice your ass off

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also, NONONONONONONO, DONT MAJOR AT MATH. FOR FUCK'S SAKE. PLEASE. Unless you are incredibly gifted at it, stay away from analysis, etc. Averages are C- in most math classes above calc 1 and 2 and lin. alg (which are both very easy) .... like, people study their asses off to just pass. So ya, unless you find calc 1 and 2 (multivariable) and lin alg to be a breeze, dont touch 3rd and 4th year math


Doing well in Math is easy in theory but tough in practice. I can guarantee an A if you follow these steps:

1. Read the textbook material before the lecture.
2. Go to every lecture.
3. Take selective notes, focus more on the professor and the problem-solving in lecture.
4. Do all the homework early, and go to office hours for any difficulty.
5. Re-do homework and practice problems before exams.
6. Search online for past midterms and finals.

This is easy to type but tough to carry out - best of luck.

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Besides office hours, if your school offers peer tutoring, take advantage of it. Saved my ass freshman year.


PatrickJMT/khan academy and cramster are apparently also helpful as well. Does anyone know anything about these sites?


Get a solid tutor and get ready to spend some serious cash on him/her. I don't know why you would major in math unless you were naturally talented in the subject. That is a tough road. You don't want the major to pull your overall GPA down just because it sounds good.

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